With the launch of his 1997 self-titled debut, Iowa native Dan Bern became the most recent, following a likes of John Prine, Elliott Murphy, Steve Forbert, Loudon Wainwright III, and numerous others, to wear the “new Dylan” mantle. With an classical guitar, a batch of razor-sharp, witty, insightful tunes, and a delivery similar to the person himself, Bern remaining his house in the Midwest for L.A., where he assaulted the neighborhood folk picture. He subsequently produced his method to various night clubs and festivals countrywide, where he garnered significant amounts of notice and finally caught the interest of Sony Information’ Function Group subsidiary, with whom he inked a offer. Later on in 1997, Function made available Doggie Boy Truck, his exceptional 1996 indie discharge that was documented ahead of his signing using the label. The correct follow-up to Dan Bern, Fifty Eggs (made by Ani DiFranco), was released in March 1998 as the 3rd party two-CD established Smartie Mine arrived afterwards the same season. No more a resident from the Midwest, Bern resolved in New Mexico in early 2002. Fleeting Times appeared another springtime. In 2004, Bern released the politically billed EP My Nation II. It had been implemented in 2006 with the full-length Breathe.